In addition to being a requirement for graduating seniors, exit exams give students an opportunity to showcase their knowledge of their foreign language.
The Exit Exam consists of three parts:
- Senior Oral Presentation
- Oral Proficiency Interview by Computer (OPIc)
- Writing Proficiency Interview (WPT)
The other two parts of the exam are conducted by Language Testing International, a subsidiary of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). The Oral Proficiency Interview by Computer (OPIc) is an internet-delivered test that provides valid and reliable oral proficiency testing on a large scale. The WPT is a standardized test for the global assessment of functional writing ability in a language. The OPIc and WPT can be taken at Student Development Services — (509) 527-2147. The proficiency interviews must be completed by the end of May in order to graduate in June.